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  • ID: I514720
  • Name: Samuel Francis GOVE
  • RELA: 8th cousin 4x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 9 MAR 1822 in Weymouth, Norfolk Co., MA
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia BET 25 JUN 1868 AND 3 MAR 1869
  • Death: 3 DEC 1900 in St. Augustine, St. Johns Co., FL
  • Burial: Rose Hill Cem., Macon, GA
  • Note:
    GOVE, Samuel Francis, a Representative from Georgia; born in Weymouth, Norfolk County, Mass., March 9, 1822; attended the common schools; moved to Georgia in 1835 with his parents, who settled in Twiggs County; engaged in mercantile and agricultural pursuits; was also a missionary; upon the readmission of the State of Georgia to representation was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress and served from June 25, 1868, to March 3, 1869; presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Forty-first Congress, but was not permitted to qualify; ordained as a Baptist minister in 1877 and was a traveling missionary from 1879 until his death in St. Augustine, Fla., December 3, 1900; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Ga.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Samuel GOVE b: 29 SEP 1799 in Hampton Falls, Rockingham Co., NH
    Mother: Sarah HOLLIS b: 1801 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
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